Fabric fidgeter, opponent of texting abbreviations, mint lover, and always smiling…who in all of TPS could possess these unique descriptions? Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you Morgan Hirchert, the owner of these traits and your very own Spotlight Editor!
Compassionate and quiet, just like the ideal INFJ, Morgan currently resides at Hilton Head, South Carolina with her three younger siblings. However, she will soon move to the Sunshine State of Florida. According to her, she loves her church community and spending time in the woods among the oaks and at the ocean in her home state. Going into her senior year, Morgan will face a staggering number of classes this upcoming semester including College Math, College Psychology, Marine Biology, Chinese 1, Creative Writing, Introduction to Teaching, Christian Literature: C.S. Lewis (for the spring semester), and Theology Matters. Despite entering her third year at TPS, this will be her first time taking all of her courses here, becoming an officially full-time TPSer. Only a year after she first joined TPS, Morgan decided to apply for our e-zine, hoping to get to know more students. She “absolutely loved being a part of it last year” as a Bible Spotlight writer and decided to come back as an editor for the same column, which is a perfect position for her since she loves reading and writing.
Some of her favorite works of literature, among many classics, include the Nancy Drew series, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables. Besides with a book, she can often be found outside enjoying the nature, snapping artistic photos, doing anything crafty, or listening to music. Other things Morgan loves are fruit and chocolate “and most anything flavored mint.” Interestingly, she also revealed that she would love to be a teacher. Her writers this year will definitely feel blessed to have an editor with a teacher’s caring and supportive perspective.
When I asked her what three things she would bring to space if she had to live there for an entire week she replied, “A camera, a book, and my best friend to keep me company.” For laughs, I also asked if she would rather be superman’s sister, Frodo’s sister, or Elsa and Anna’s sister to which she replied that she “would have to pick Anna and Elsa,” not knowing much about the other two. Considering the alternatives, that was probably a wise choice.
While I got to know her better, Morgan also shared her favorite Bible verse, which is currently Jeremiah 29:11-12. This portion of Scripture reads, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you” (ESV). She says, “On the days when I find it hard to trust God, it is such a comforting reminder that he knows what He is doing and it is for my good.” When Morgan reads this passage it reminds her of God’s amazing love and that He is always listening, watching, and caring for us, even when we find it difficult to see Him.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Morgan as much as I did. With her love of writing, her teacher’s heart, and her compassionate attitude behind the scenes of clay, I can’t wait to see what the Spotlight Column produces this year!